Science Fiction Short Stories

The golden age of Sci-Fi is a matter of debate. For me it was the 1950s give or take a bit. At that time the 2 cent/word writers from the 1930s had gotten pretty good and were joined by new writers who had promise. Some of them broke the 5 cent/word barrier and went onto the big time.

Writers for the pulp (ie:newsprint paper) magazines often did not retainĀ  residual rights to their stories or if they did, many did not bother to renew their copyrights. Most of the magazines from that period are long gone leaving a lot of orphan stories to the public domain.

I am grateful to the volunteers at gutenberg.org who keep their Sci-Fi book shelf stocked with these stories as they find them.

The podcast nature of posts is that the latest is on top and everything else beneath it. We’re using a plugin to put user selected categories in alphabetical order. Clicking on ‘older posts’ in the bottom left corner will take you to further stories in that category. For example there are quite a few pages of Sci-Fi stories.